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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
June 19, 2003

1. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, performance and workshop, Cape Cod, August 4-8.
2. Tracy Quan, FF Alumn, published in Philadelphia Inquirer.
3. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at Makor, June 29, and in Ithaca, NY Aug 3-4.
4. Asian CineVision announces 26th Asian American Int'l Film Festival, June 20-29.
5. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Location One, June 20th.
6. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Intern, UpStage project now online.
7. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Continental Army Plaza Park, Brooklyn, June 22
8. John Fleck, FF Alumn, in new film, On Line, opening June 27th.
9. China Blue, FF Alumn, at Lance Fung Gallery, opening TONITE!
10. Let My People Go, cabaret, at Roses Turn, June 28, 7 pm.
11. Istvan Cantor, FF Alumn, at DUMBO Art Center, opens June 21, 6-9 pm

1. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, performance workshop, Cape Cod, August 4-8.

Hi Everybody,

I will be doing an intensive week-long performance workshop this summer on Cap Cod at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro August 4-8. This workshop is for people to gather together to explore creating original performances. No previous performance experience necessary! More info below. (There is a one-third off discount for folks on my mailing list who would travel to do the workshop.) Truro is right next to Provincetown so it would make for a good creative holiday! E-mail me or Castle Hill if you're interested! I will also be performing that week in Truro at the Payomet Tent, Wednesday August 6, 8:00 PM. Reservations (508) 487-5400. This will fulfill my lifelong desire to perform in a BIG TENT and feel all those yummy 19th Century Chautauqua movement vibes of the origins of solo performance in America!
Hope everyone is well,
best, Tim Miller

10 Meetinghouse Road, P.O. Box 756, Truro, MA 02666
www.CastleHill.org | e-mail CastleHillTruro@aol.com
tel. 508 349-7511 | fax 508 349-7513

Aug 4 - 8
Mon - Fri, 1-4
5 Sessions $300 (discount price $200 for people on my national mailing list)
Tim Miller: Storytelling/Performance Workshop

This workshop is for people to gather together to explore creating original performances. Our goal is to share a variety of strategies to create original performances from the tremendous energies and stories that are present in our lives. Using our own memories and myths as a jumping off point, we will see where a deep sense of personal history creates performance that jumps out from our bodies onto the stage or the page. Please bring your hearts and brains, hopes and fears. No performance experience necessary.

Tim Miller is an internationally acclaimed solo performer. Hailed for their humor and passion, Miller's solo theater works have been presented all over North America, Australia, and Europe at such prestigious venues as Yale Repertory Theatre, the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is the author of the book Shirts & Skin and Body Blows. Since 1990, Miller has taught performance in the theater department at UCLA. He is a founder of the two most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 on Manhattanís Lower East Side and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA. He can be reached at his website: http://hometown.aol.com/millertale/timmiller.html

Castle Hill Presents TIM MILLER in his acclaimed latest solo show BODY
BLOWS, A Cape Cod Premiere, Exclusively at the Payomet Tent, Wednesday August 6,
8:00 PM. Reservations (508) 487-5400 ì...the effect is mesmerizing." Los
Angeles Times. http://www.ppactruro.org/schedule_august.html


2. Tracy Quan, FF Alumn, published in Philadelphia Inquirer.

Real roots of the 'exotic' American Asian American History Month may send a misleading message.
by Tracy Quan, FF Alumn,

can be read at



3. Deb Margolin, FF Alumn, at Makor, June 29, and in Ithaca, NY Aug 3-4.

The First Annual Makor Marathon
Music, Performance, Spoken Word, Readings, Video, Film, Art
38 in 8 Artists from the Makor Artists Networks showcase their work
Sunday June 29th
11am - 7pm NON STOP
Music on the hour
Poetry on the half
Films every minute
Ongoing video installations
Readings, performance, spoken word and gallery art all day.

PLUS Special Guest Performances and Music by: Deb Margolin, Joshua Fried, Roni Ben-Hur, Paprika, Eletfa, Micro Museum artists William and Kathleen Laziza and original film screenings co-curated by Rooftop Films.

DEB MARGOLIN is performing from her new piece Index to Idioms at 1:30pm!
Be the first in line 11am-12pm for a Jazz Brunch.
Gallery Launches 1pm 3pm 5pm
A $15 All-Day Pass Lets You See and Hear All!
For program details and times: 212-413-8842 www.makor.org.
Purchase tickets on line or call 212-601-1000
Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y
(35 West 67th Street)


Two-Day Workshop with Nationally Acclaimed Playwright/Performance Artist Deb Margolin Offered at Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca

Nationally and critically acclaimed playwright and performance artist Deb Margolin, who has appeared in the last two Bring in the Spring! Performance Art Festivals at the Kitchen Theatre, is returning to Ithaca this summer for a two-day intensive workshop called Creative Writing for Performance. This workshop, sponsored by The Kitchen Theatre Company and Sharp Co., is scheduled for the weekend of August 3 and 4 and costs $150. Using automatic writing, storytelling, vocal playing, movement work and performance itself, participants will develop material for use in autobiographically derived performance, find concrete methods for making the personal presentational, and actually culminate the experience in an informal yet fully realized experimental performance. The workshop is limited to 16 participants. For more information and to reserve a space please contact Sue Perlgut at 272-3224 or via email at <sharpco@clarityconnect.com> by July 7, 2003.

Deb Margolin is a playwright, performance artist and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. As the author of six full-length solo performance pieces that have toured throughout the United States, Ms. Margolin is the recipient of a 1999-2000 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. Her solo performance piece entitled O Wholly Night and Other Jewish Solecisms was commissioned by the Jewish Museum of New York in 1996, and subsequently enjoyed a successful run at the Interart Theater in New York City. Deb's play Critical Mass premiered at Performance Space 122 in New York in the Winter of 1997. Her play Bringing the Fishermen Home workshopped at Dixon Place in NYC and was
part of the New Work Now! Festival at the Joseph Papp Public Theater that premiered in April of 1999 at the Cleveland Public Theater under the direction of Randy Rollison. Index to Idioms, her latest performance piece, premiered in workshop at The Kitchen Theatre¹s Bring in the Spring! Performance Art Festival this past April. Ms. Margolin has lectured extensively at universities throughout the country, has been artist in residence at Hampshire College and University of Hawaii, and a Zale writer-in-residence at Tulane University. She is currently a faculty lecturer in Playwriting and Performance in Yale University's Theater Studies Program.

The Kitchen Theatre Company, under the guidance of Artistic Director Rachel Lampert, brings cutting edge, though provoking theatre to Ithaca and nurtures a community of diverse artists. The Kitchen develops and produces the newest plays, is both a presenting and producing organization for a variety of audiences, and supports a growing culture of performance art in Ithaca and the surrounding region. For more information about the current Summer Repertory and the 2003/04 Mainstage Subscription Season please check www.kitchentheatre.com.

The Kitchen Theatre Company champions both new and contemporary works in a variety of theatrical modes, as well as re-imaginings of classic dramas, in it¹s intimate 73-seat theatre located in the historic Clinton House, a renovated hotel in Downtown Ithaca, New York. Ithaca is located on the southern tip of Cayuga Lake in central New York. The Kitchen Theatre receives public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.


4. Asian CineVision announces 26th Asian American Int'l Film Festival, June 20-29.

Greetings! Asian CineVision proudly announces the 26th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) to take place June 20-29. An exciting lineup of film and video screenings, panels, workshops, special guests, receptions, parties, and more will take place at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue and 70th Street, Manhattan. We are also excited to announce that on June 28 and 29 the Festival will also screen selected films at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing.

26th Asian American International Film Festival
The First Home to Asian American Cinema
Fri 6/20 - Sun 6/29 @ The Asia Society
725 Park Avenue & 70th St., Manhattan
Sat 6/28 & Sun 6/29 @ Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
visit www.asiancinevision.org or call (212)517-ASIA
organized by Asian CineVision, Inc.
moving imaginations since 1976
133 West 19th Street, 3rd Fl
New York, NY 10011


5. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Location One, June 20th.

Dear People:
I'll be improvising with live commercial radio this coming Friday, on an interesting double bill with Amy X Neuburg.

In addition to her own stunning work, Amy will also perform my headphone-driven solo piece TRAVELOGUE (her one and only TRAVELOGUE, of course). She is a fine and fast, musical headphoner.

As for me, once again I will walk on with FM boom box, grab some radio bits on the spot, and fire up the PowerBook and Musical Shoes to slice, dice and rhythmatize the media as it flies through the air. In other words, the (always-different) usual, and still in-progress!

As I continue to perform the piece in its current state, my structured improvs grow increasingly musical, or so I'm told. The comic/theatrical elements are still there.

My next major step will be to create software algorithms which will transform the found sound into complex, FUNKY musical patterns. And then on to longer structures, all from found material, of course...

Friday, June 20, 2003 8PM
26 Greene Street
New York, NY 10013

with JF, Amy X Neuburg

Admission: $10, Members Free

I'd like to mention also that I realize that many of you are far away. I don't expect anyone to fly out to see me, but I wanted you to know what I'm up to.

Thanks for reading.
Joshua Fried


6. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Intern, UpStage project now online.

A web site documenting the UpStage project is now live at http://www.upstage.org.nz

UpStage is a software development project that will create a web-based venue for online peformance and cyberformance (live performance that uses the internet to bring remote performers together in real time).

Online audiences anywhere in the world will be able to participate in live performance events by going to a web page - no downloads, no additional applications needed, just one simple url: http://www.upstage.org.nz

Currently, we are developing the software, which is Flash-based and open source. UpStage will be launched in October 2003.

The UpStage team are Douglas Bagnall (programmer) and artists Helen Varley Jamieson, Vicki Smith, Leena Saarinen and Karla Ptacek (Avatar Body Collision, www.avatarbodycollision.org), with project management support from MediaLab South Pacific (www.medialab.co.nz).

The project is funded by Creative New Zealand and the NZ Ministry of Research, Science and Technology.

Please visit http://www.upstage.org.nz for further information and to see how the project is progressing.

helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst


7. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Continental Army Plaza Park, Brooklyn, June 22


All you Immigrants and Natives, Hipsters and Laborers, Artists, Musicians, Cave Dwellers: the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Daily News, and Full Tank invite you to the 100th Birthday of the Williamsburg Bridge.

Sunday, June 22, Continental Army Plaza Park (that's in Brooklyn at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge) and along Roebling to Grand Street. FULL TANK plays around 5 p.m.

Beforehand, from 11 a.m. onward, all Tankers - Birgit, Gail, Lyuba, and Halona - will be selling Art and Fashion in Booths located on Roebling Street between South 3rd and South 4th Streets. I will be offering ORIGINAL DRAWINGS AND COLLAGES FOR $10.00 EACH.

Hope to see your Sunshiny Faces by our Darling Bridge, Sunday!


8. John Fleck, FF Alumn, in new film, On Line, opening June 27th.

Hi New York Buddies - thought I'd pass this on. I have a very nice part in a film called ON_LINE (I play the mature gay love interest- yummy!)

opens June 27th in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, and rolls out to 30 cities thereafter. Alas, I'm stuck in LA at the moment but I'm there in spirit and there's a big ole party following: xxxo john

is Friday, June 27th at Cinema Village in NYC.
There will be an after-party (produced by SYNDICATE pr) with cocktails and dancing (and sexy mermaids) at the Coral Room (512 West 29th St btwn 10th & 11th Ave). To gain admission please show your ticket stub at the door.

ON_LINE, set in New York City, is a dynamic, erotically charged mix of digital technology, split screens, and outrageous webcam encounters. Buy tickets to the film in advance at www.cinemavillage.com.

ON_LINE also stars Harold Perrineau, Josh Hamilton & Vanessa Ferlito. The soundtrack features Pink Martini, Clem Snide, Nickodemus, Jondi & Spesh, and Felix da Housecat. (which can be purchased at) www.onlinethemovie.com or at a retailer of your choice.


9. China Blue, FF Alumn, at Lance Fung Gallery, opening TONITE!

"Architectural Therapy"
June 19 - , 2003- July 18, 2003
Opening: June 19th 6:00-8:00pm
Lance Fung Gallery
532 Broadway, 2nd Floor
NYC 212- 334-6242
Hours 10-6 Tuesday-Saturday

China Blue is an installation artist who uses feng shui parameters to place the work. The application of feng shui it is believed, changes the direction and pattern of energy in the room, resulting in a "healthy and positive" environment. This in turn creates healthier and productive lives. When exercising the practice, China Blue uses a diversity of materials including digital devices and sound, to facilitate this concept. These hybrid digital interfaces first build on the feng shui parameters and then succeed in abstracting the solutions. By transcending the functional aspects of the practice she had thus transformed a discipline into art. The work is created in relationship to the space and the people who use it and live in it. The solutions for spaces are based on the problems and concerns in the lives of the people who live and work in them. As a result, this on-going project constantly fluxes, according to the space and people involved. In applying this concept to the gallery she challenges the Western notions of how space is perceived, by articulating a Chinese perception to space that is in relationship to those who live and work in it.


10. Let My People Go, cabaret, at Roses Turn, June 28, 7 pm.

LET MY PEOPLE GO, an hour cabaret consisting of singing and stand up, is the perfect event for Gay Pride evening. Join the ever iconoclastic, esoteric and gay jewish brooklyn based comic/singer/writer Daniel Stone blast his way through his homo/hebraic/hilarity without once becoming cliched or smarmy. Now that's a miracle.

Time: Saturday, June 28 7pm
Place: Upstairs at Roses Turn, 55 Grove Street/Subway-1 or 9 to Sheridan Square
Admission: $10 w/2 drink minimum


11. Istvan Cantor, FF Alumn, at DUMBO Art Center, opens June 21, 6-9 pm

Istvan Cantor, FF Alumn, is featured in Future Species in association with the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, opening June 21 from 6-9 pm and continuing through August 10th. Dumbo Art Center, 30 Washington Street, Nbrooklyn. 718-694-0831. www.dumboartscenter.org



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